Update #1: I conquered red wine!! Well, sorta of.... I find if I mix it with Acai/ raspberry juice it is quite tasty. Now I can get a double shot of antioxidants.
Update #2: Trail running...........For me, it was like childbirth. The entire time I was wondering what the heck I got myself into and "swearing" ( in more ways than one) that I'd NEVER do this again ( I have 4 kids soooo obviously I forgot quickly!!). As soon as I crossed the finish line, just like seeing your brand new baby, I thought, Geez, that wasn't so bad and felt pretty good about the whole thing. Will I try it again? Probably, but a different trail for sure. This one advertised to be 5 miles but was actually 5.9 ( I know.....picky,picky me.....). The real clincher was that I have never seen such steep upward hills outside of a roller coaster. There were very few downhills and of course they were muddy with loose gravel. Top off my dismay with the temperature being a balmy 28 degrees F. I HATE THE COLD---------------I HATE HILLS-------------- But I do love a sense of accomplishment plus I wasn't the last to finish ( that is about as competitive I am) . One more "good" thing: I wasn't sore AT ALL!! Hmmm....was it because I went slow ( but still all those hills!!), was it my Astavita? Was it because I wasn't on concrete or blacktop. I don't know. I was pretty pleased though. That whole pole dancing thing left me sore for days!!!